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 Mt. Penn Mudfest


 


Saturday, April 18, 2015  – 10:00 am


UPDATE

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FOR RACE DAY

For possibly the first time ever, we are offering DAY OF registration for this race.
 
Maybe it was moving the race off Easter weekend, Maybe it was the fact that spring snuck up on all of us. Whatever the reason, come and join the Pagoda Pacers for the 21st running of the Mudfest. We start /finish the race at Mountain Springs and Captains Cove Restaurant and Bar. 
 
The Course:
If you have never run the Mudfest, be prepared for a moderately technical trail race that will test your abilities on all kinds of terrain. We have some mud, a few rocks (maybe more than a few), some decent climbs and drops.  Basically a “lollipop” style course that will start you with a 3.1 mile climb up the stick that brings you to the first water-stop. A 3.1 mile loop will bring you up near Readings famous Pagoda and the Mt Penn Fire-Tower and then drop you back to the water-stop where you will then repeat the “stick” portion and race back to the finish. 
 
Registration/Packet Pickup:
Race starts at 10 A.M. at Mountain Spring and Captains Cove Restaurant and Bar, 2619 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19606). All packet pickup occurs that morning. Pickup opens at 8:30 A.M.
 
Fee:$50 with shirt (while they last), $40 no shirt.
 
Goodies:
We will have limited food/beverage coupons available for “Day of registration”. These will be given on a first come first served basis. Finisher awards will be available for pre-registered runners first, after that; it will be based on finishing time. Captains Cove Restaurant and Bar will be open so runners who did not get a coupon can get food at their own expense.

Donations:  We will be accepting donations to the Berks County Conservancy during your online registration as well as before and after the race. Please help support the lands that we love to run in.

Parking: Simply put, parking is limited, (one of the reasons we lowered the number of entrants). So if you have 3 or more runners in your vehicle, you will be given priority parking spaces nearest to the start/finish line

PLEASE NOTE: Captains Cove is a public restaurant and as such, does not allow outside food or alcohol.  Pets are not allowed in the dining areas so please do not bring them. 
 
Friends & Family: The restaurant will be open for lunch so you are all welcome to watch your runner start and finish the race and enjoy fresh food and beverages that will be available for sale. WATCHING YOUR RUNNER: Given the new course and that this is a trail race so there are ‘limited opportunities’ to view your runner beyond the start and finish but we will have maps of the race available.

A little more about our  home for the race, Mountain Springs and Captains Cove Restaurant and Bar, 2619 Hill Rd
 
“Reading's best kept secret. Great place to take the family. Excellent service and a great menu. I try something new often.”
“Very nice place, love the back deck. Best french fries I’ve ever had! Burgers are huge and have and outstanding taste!”
“The food and prices were great,  The atmosphere is fun and the pirate theme is serious, we really loved it and are looking forward to returning”


Directions: FROM PHILLY: DO NOT USE ANY DIRECTIONS THAT INCLUDE THE TURNPIKE, won’t work with these directions: Go to King of Prussia, take 202 S & pick up Rt 422 W from the onramp toward Pottstown; take it past Pottstown to Reading . After you pass the Reading Country Club on your right, you will see Target and Giant on your right side, bear right onto Bus Rt. 422W (Mt Penn). **From the next light (M&T bank on your left) go apprx 2 miles to a Y, continue to the right and in less than ½ mile, turn right onto Glen Rd just before start of bridge. At the end of Glen Rd, go right onto Hill Rd. Continue on Hill road for ½ mile and Mountain Springs and Captains Cove Restaurant is on your left. Our friendly staff will show you where to park. Remember car pools with 3+ runners will get you preferred parking.
 
FROM LANCASTER: Take Rt. 222 N. to Reading, **After passing Mall on left, bear right onto Rt. 422 East toward Pottstown (is also Rt. 222S). Stay on Rt. 422E past Lancaster Ave exit and Rt. 176 South exit until the Mt Penn Exit. Take the exit, go left at the top of ramp. Go to the 3rd light, take left onto Bus Rt. 422W and follow Philly instructs above after the **.
 
FROM ALLENTOWN: Bus. Rt. 222 S toward Reading (DON’T take new Reading bypass) Go 2 miles thru shopping areas. 200 yards past Pizza Hut & a Loews, go left onto Rt 12 (old Rdg Bypass). Take 2nd exit; Spring Valley Rd. Go right at end of exit. Take 2nd left (past Crab Barn) up McKnights Gap Rd. Go straight thru stop sign at top to next stop sign 25 yds ahead. Take left and then an immediate hard right up Skyline Dr. Take 1st left onto List Rd. At next intersect (List & Angola), go straight across and continue for approx. 1 mile on List Rd until it comes to a T, turn right onto Hill Rd and go for 0.7 miles, Mountain Springs and Captains Cove Restaurant will be on your right. Car Pool w/ 3 runners in your car and get preferred parking!
 
FROM LEBANON OR COAL REGION: Leb: Take 422 east and follow Lancaster directions above after ** Coal Region: take Rt 61S or Rt 183S to Rt 222S, take RT 222S to 422E, follow Lancaster directions above after **.
 
Questions? Contact Ken Seale at mudfestdirector@pagodapacers.com or at 610-488-8475
Co-Directors are: Beth Auman, Jeff Merritt and Erik Leeds
 
App also viewable on www.pretzelcitysports.com
Insurance Provided By Road Runner Clubs of America
 






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The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club promotes physical fitness and public wellness. We conduct athletic activities in our community, organize competitions, social gatherings, and educate the public on physical fitness and wellness. We promote participation in the sports of running, cycling, duathlons, & triathlons. We also encourage members to be more than just athletes by conducting a variety of social and civic activities in the Reading, Pennsylvania area.